Summer is officially underway and the July Fourth holiday is just a week away.

4th of July is Independence Day and America's birthdaySummer is here and it’s a great time to enjoy family, friends and fireworks. Please be careful while enjoying all of the above. The U.S has a rich history going back to it’s humble beginnings more than 250 years ago. Below is a brief summary of those days leading to independence.


Pressure Washing this Summer

Is your home ready for summer gatherings? Are the sidewalks, driveway, roof and siding clean and inviting?

If not, the professional pressure washing techs at Complete Power Wash are available to help. They are pressure washing experts in house washingroof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. The techs are experts in safely cleaning just about anything on your property. They use the softwash technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents. Softwash is the safest way to pressure wash, guaranteeing no damage to Before and after deck cleaningyour home or property. The detergents are also safe for plants, trees and your lawn.

Click here to see a gallery of Complete‘s pressure washing work in the greater Hagerstown, MD area. The professional pressure washers also clean residences and commercial buildings in nearby Frederick County, Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV. They are also experts in industrial power washing.

Contact the Complete Power Wash office to schedule a pressure washing appointment. You can do so by clicking here, calling 301.842.220 or emailing


The History of Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, leading to the formation of the United States. The colonies and England had already been at odds for a year when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in the summer of 1776. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented Happy Independence Daya resolution in a June 7th session in the Pennsylvania State House. That resolution included these now-famous words:

“Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

These words led to the drafting of a statement presenting to the world the colonies’ case for independence. Members of the committee included famous patriots John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The task of drafting The Declaration of Independence was given to Jefferson.

On July 1, 1776, the Continental Congress reconvened, and on the following day, the resolution for independence was adopted by the colonies. The Declaration was officially adopted and ratified on the afternoon of July 4.

Here is a list of July fourth events in the greater Hagerstown, MD area.


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